When you are thinking about living off the grid, or even contemplating starting a more self-sufficient lifestyle, I think you need a solid starting point. As I preach in my Primal Power Method nutrition and exercise book series, it is always better to have a plan and take it slow in the beginning.
Many people today, with our instant gratification thought process, forget that great things come with time and perseverance.
The journey of what I’m attempting with my “off the grid project” started several years ago when I decided to downsize and simplify my life. After owning several homes that were much bigger than I needed, and filled with crap that I would never use, I decided it was time for a change.
Consume, Consume and Consume Some More!
Is turmeric Primal? You bet! And most of you know by now I’m a big fan of this ancient spice. Matter of fact I have been taking this herb in supplemental form and using as a cooking spice everyday for a couple years with amazing results. Below is an article on Turmeric/Curcumin that I think is educational for all of you interested in more information about this herb.
(Newhope360) Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions. A new study now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases.
Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent malignancies in the Western world, and is often diagnosed only after metastatic tumors have formed in other organs. In three percent of cases, these metastases are lethal. A research team led by PD Dr. Beatrice Bachmeier at LMU Munich has been studying the mode of action of a natural product that inhibits the formation of metastases. The compound is found in turmeric, a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, and is a major ingredient of curry.
* I want to start with a disclaimer: This series of blog posts will be raw and unedited. I want these snippets I share with you to be original, and from a place of organic unedited thought. For you English majors, be gentle and remember I majored in nothing that could ever be confused with creative writing or English composition.
So where did the idea for my “Off The Grid Project” come from? From those now popular “living in the wild in Alaska” shows? Because I want to completely detach myself from society and hate people? Neither. The answer is pretty simple actually, because I wanted to. I will do my best to describe to you how I arrived at the decision to attempt to live off the grid, because there are many factors.
Most companies today are just trying to sell you the latest weight loss fad, supplement, or recycled marketing ploy with one goal: to make your pocket book lighter, and not you. The Primal Power Method is here to break that mold!
The Primal Power Method is primarily an information-based company, not a supplement warehouse. I offer supplements and other products as a service to my clients, but it is my great hope that they will be used in conjunction with my books and other products I carry. As you read through my materials you’ll see it’s about you taking control of your decisions. I created my products to tell you why, and you decide if and when.
If I wanted to do nothing but sell supplements I would do what everyone else does: I would sell thousands of random products and have very little (or no) knowledge about the products I sell. This model is what I like to call a “supplement warehouse.” That is something the Primal Power Method is clearly not.
If you want to become a lean, mean, fat-burning machine, the goal is to achieve a ketogenic state. When you’re in a ketogenic state, you’re producing ketones, an alternative fuel for the body created when glucose is in short supply. Ketones are made in the liver from the breakdown of fats.
Most people never get down to burning fat because the Standard American Diet (SAD) is heavy in carbohydrates (a diet high in carbs means you store more fat and cannot readily access that fat for fuel). So they end up only burning carbs, not fat. When you eliminate high carbohydrate foods by implementing a ketogenic diet (for example, Paleo and Primal foods), your body starts to use the glucose stores in your muscles. When those glucose stores run low, fat released from your fat cells travel through the blood to reach the liver, where they are processed into ketone bodies for your body to use as fuel. The ketone units then circulate back into the blood stream and are picked up by the muscle and other tissues to fuel your body’s metabolism. You literally become a fat-burning machine.